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    Ohio Seal of Biliteracy Program
Maumee Valley Country Day School is excited to announce the adoption of the Ohio Seal of Biliteracy Program. This award is given by a school, district, or state, to recognize qualified, graduating seniors who demonstrate high levels of proficiency in English and at least one other world (foreign) language. This includes modern languages, classical languages, American Sign Language, and native American languages.

Purpose of the Seal of Biliteracy

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  • Encourage the study of languages

  • Certify the attainment of biliteracy

  • Give universities an additional mechanism to identify strong candidates for admission

  • Prepare students with 21st-century skills

  • Recognize the importance of foreign and native language instruction

  • Strengthen inter-group relationships and affirm the value of diversity

The adoption of the Seal of Biliteracy Program advances the school’s vision and mission of graduating students that are prepared and equipped with the knowledge and skills to participate successfully in college, career, and a diverse 21st-century society.
Biliteracy is the ability to communicate with a high level of skill in two languages. Biliterate communication requires the student to have the capability to read and write another language, as well as the ability to listen to and comprehend (or speak/sign) the second language. The student must have the ability to use culturally-appropriate language to communicate spontaneously in non-rehearsed contexts with a high degree of competence, in real-life situations. Because language ability is not static and deteriorates over time, especially if the student is not actively using or learning the language, the testing window to demonstrate that proficiency opens only 15 months before the expected graduation date.

Seal of Biliteracy Requirements and Eligibility

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  • How Does Receiving a Seal Benefit Students?

    Having a Seal will help:
    • Employers and military recruiters identify those graduates who can use their biliteracy skills in a variety of professional contexts.
    • Bolster academic credentials for students applying to college and looking to place into higher level language courses.
  • Who is Eligible?

    ALL students are eligible based on evidence of achieving the designated level of language proficiency in English plus one or more world languages within the 15-month testing window.

  • Foreign Languages Tested

    The AAPPL Measure test is available in the following languages: English, Spanish, French, Chinese, German, Arabic/Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Thai, Hindi, Italian, Japanese.

    ASL students must take the SLPI and obtain a score of 3 or higher in (Sign Language Proficiency Interview for American Sign Language).

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Maumee Valley Country Day School is the only PreK-12th grade accredited, co-educational, and independent school in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.